LIFE MEMBERS WALLY STYKE and CHARLIE MORABITO
Both Wally Styke and Charlie Morabito have been made Life Members of Nowra Rifle Club Inc.
Wally joined the club in 1986 and Charlie in 1988. They have both significantly contributed to the success of the club over the years.
Wal was Club President in the early 90’s and was instrumental in establishing the Pistol Code within the Club, applying for a successful grant to build the main Club House. The Shoalhaven Council was planning to put a new road down through the range, Wal was able to avert this. The location of the Smallbore and Pistol ranges are also Wal’s concept.
Charlie was the Club’s first Pistol Code Captain . He ran Pistol activities for many years and grew pistol into a very active and healthy section of the Rifle Club.
Charlie also ran Shotgun activities both in Nitro and Black Powder. He sourced and set up the clay target throwers so that the club now has a comprehensive and modern set of throwers.
Charlie, for many years, ran a charity shotgun shoot where all profits were donated to local institutions to assist young children. On several occasions $1000 cheques were donated to the children’s ward at Shoalhaven Hospital to buy toys etc for the little ones.
Both Wal and Charlie are still active within the Nowra Rifle Club Inc.